Friday Fabü

As I’m sure you’re well aware, it’s high social season. Events galore! Life’s pace has been rather hectic as of late, no? Ah, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: spa time. When things reach fever-pitch status, this, of all times, is when we must treat ourselves as fabulously as possible.

 Thus, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we have a new spa downtown: Albuquerque Baths (1218 Broadway NE, 505.243.3721).No frou-frou here, folks; just pure relaxation with an air of downtown sophistication.

Owned and operated by 20-year bodywork pro, Michelle Collins, and husband, Henry Bruner, this urban spa breathes tranquility immediately upon arrival. The air is cool. Voices are hushed. The warm, modern interior—expertly created by Modulus Design—blends wood, glass and selective sunlight, creating a smart, relaxed vibe.

“We've spent years visiting every bathhouse we could find; Russian, Korean, New Mexican....” said Collins during my recent maiden voyage to the spa.

 Then, of course, there are the treatments. Our favorite part!

 As mentioned, this is a non-frou-frou bath spa, so don’t expect to get a lightning bolt bikini wax job or bronzer application. There are other spas for you, Zeus Hamilton. This spa is for those who want to soak, sauna and be rubbed; minimalist chic at its finest.

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Posted on June 24, 2011 and filed under Fabü.